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Wilmington looks at how to handle sweepstakes appeals, annexation requests

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Wilmington City Council is looking at how to handle appeals from internet sweepstakes cafes and voluntary annexation requests. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Paul Newby

When you cast a ballot this fall, you'll have a chance to vote for several judicial offices, including North Carolina Supreme Court. Justice Paul Newby has been on the high court for eight years. He's hoping to hold off Court of Appeals Judge Sam Ervin IV to win a third term. Today, he talked with WWAY Political Editor Kevin Wuzzardo about why he thinks he should return to the bench in Raleigh.

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Screen Gems pays tribute to McComas's role in local film industry

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Screen Gems Studios took time to honor former state Rep. Danny McComas this weekend as he heads to a new position at the NC Ports Authority. Full story...
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Mall shoppers get chance to meet candidates

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Political candidates filled center court of Independence Mall Saturday afternoon for a town hall meeting. Full story...
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Obama using voter registration to stay close in NC

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Dozens of volunteers armed with clipboards and voter registration forms gather at President Barack Obama's Raleigh field office every day. Their mission: Fan out across the city seeking new voters in the rapidly growing state. Full story...
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NC governor's race heats up over racial accusations

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Republican Pat McCrory says North Carolina politics has reached a new low after a video released by Democratic gubernatorial rival Walter Dalton accuses the former Charlotte mayor of being insensitive to black residents. Full story...
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Berger drops agenda items he added, doesn't remember requesting them

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video New Hanover County Commissioners held their agenda briefing meeting this afternoon. They expected controversy, but it never happened. The board expected to hear from fellow commissioner Brian Berger about a number of things he asked to have added to the agenda, but that never happened. Full story...
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Davis takes oath for NC House

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While the challenge of election remains for Ted Davis Jr. in his bid to represent NC House District 19, the early resignation of legislator and fellow Republican Danny McComas has allowed Davis to slide in for the short remainder of McComas's term. Full story...
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NC state judicial candidates gather for debate

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The eight candidates for four North Carolina appeals court seats up for election this fall talked up fairness and impartiality at a debate and avoided controversy on issues that could come up before their courts in the future. Full story...
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Vice President Joe Biden to return to NC next week

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Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to return to North Carolina next week for another campaign visit. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said Wednesday that Biden would come to the state next Tuesday. The campaign confirmed later he would travel to Charlotte and Asheville. Full story...
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